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Knowledge ​Strategy

Call for ​Content Experts

Receive. Review. Reward.

Reviewing Knowledge Library content is a tremendously rewarding experience. Not only do you get first access to new and engaging FM content, but you get to play a key role in helping to shape the FM knowledge landscape. Join your peers and volunteer as a Content Expert today.


For any questions regarding becoming a Content Expert, please contact:

Chris Leake
Director of Content

Content Expert Information

  • What is knowledge strategy?

  • What does a Knowledge Strategy Content Expert look like?

  • Why does IFMA need Content Experts, and what are they asked to do?

  • What is content vetting?

Process Overview

The initial “call for volunteers” is issued on and includes the application form and supplemental information.

  1. Application: Interested volunteers are asked to submit a completed application, professional reference list and current resume.
  2. Approval: IFMA will also consider the following competency and demographic factors:
    • Global representation – In order to accurately represent current membership demographics, it is recommended that 25 percent of chosen SMEs are from outside of the United States. 
    • Competencies of expertise – There should be a balance of SMEs for each competency, with the exception of those competencies anticipated to be content rich.
    • A balance of associate vs. professional members – The recommended percentage is 2:1.
    • Licenses, certificates, or other FM related credentials
    • Earned degrees – Academic, trade and technical degrees will be considered.
    • Short-term training – Specialized non-degree training, workshops or seminars relating to FM.
    • Prior experiences – Supervisor, consultant, instructor or trainer
      • Current position, grade or rank in the organization
      • Various on-the-job special appointments or projects

For additional information see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (.pdf).

Please submit your information

Thank you for your interest in an IFMA volunteer leadership opportunity. Please complete the following information below.

Select the designated Subject Matter Expert area(s) that applies to you: